THE Farmers Guardian sponsored English Premier sale of breeding cattle at Newark saw a solid trade throughout, with the best of the cattle well bid for according to auctioneer Paul Gentry.
Trade peaked at 6,500gns for the Lincoln Red bull, Hemingby Jaguar from Michael Read, Horncastle. This February 2014-born son of Tapus Nova Scotia out of Hemingby Connie L519, a Market Stainton Goodman daughter had been reserve champion in the pre-sale show. Carrying a beef value of +36, in the top 1 per cent of the breed and carrying the F94L ‘profit gene’ this homozygous polled bull sold to Iken Hall Farms, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Next in the Lincoln Red bulls at 3,000gns was September 2014-born Highbarn Thunderbolt, from N. J. Barton, Macclesfield. By Highbarn Percy and out of Highbarn Ruth R239 and also homozygous polled and carrying both the F94L and NT821 ‘profit genes’ it was bought by B. Parkinson, Louth.
Lincoln Red females topped at 2,150gns for Walmer Nancy T1030 from the Needler family, Ranby, Lincoln. This Beverley Jaunty daughter out of Walmer Nancy G78 sold to M. E. Williams, Market Harborough.
Topping the Aberdeen-Angus trade at 4,000gns was Oakchurch Demond P179 from Jeremy and Alana Price, Herefordshire. This Blelack Blackrod L774 son out of Oakchurch Dimond L033, an Oakchurch Dominator G035 daughter, sold to W. A. Yeomans, Rinstead, Northamptonshire.
Selling for 2,900gns was Tree Bridge Emirate, by Abberton Dazzle G160 out of Tree Bridge Emily H295, from David and Penny Evans, Middlesborough. It was knocked down to Messrs Chandler, Melton Mowbray.
Aberdeen-Angus females peaked at 1,400gns for Andrew Mylius, Newport-on-Tay, with the heifer, St Fort Primrose May P416, a Rawburn Picasso L247 daughter out of St Fort Primrose May H722. It sold with a self replacing index of +45 to R. and C. Parker Farms, Rufford, Lancashire.
The Simmental trade also hit a high of 4,000gns twice for bulls. First was Burghbridge Fleming, a September 2014-born son of Horsfordmanor Bonus, out of Burghbridge Henrietta 3, from the Clarke family, Otley. Selling with a TSI of +64 and an SRI of +70, it went to P. J. Booth, Belper, Derbyshire.
Another from the same home made the same money. This was November 2014-born Burghbridge Figaro, also by Bonus and out of Burghbridge Emily 10. It sold with a TSI of +70 and an SRI of +75 to R. M. and J. E. Brown, Isle of Wight.
The same buyers then paid 3,800gns for Grangewood Fortune, by Omorga Alonso, from the Leedham family, Netherseal, Derbyshire.
Topping the Simmental females at 2,500gns was Midhope Evita from the Hollingsworth family, Sheffield. This Dirnanean Snowie daughter out of Midhope Rita, went to Forvague Brothers, Coalville, Leicestershire.
The Saler bull, February 2014-born, Seawell Jethro, a son of the imported sire Cammel, out of Seawell Francesca, from the Donger family, Towcester, sold for 3,000gns to H. S. Hawes and Son, Braintree, Essex.
Making 2,300gns was the best of the Salers females, Manor Lane Freya from Carolyn Fox, Newark. By Ferdinand and out of Manor Lane Jemma, it sold with a bull calf by Gulliver to A. Jones, Phwelli, Gwynedd.
Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Sales.